The $350,000 project was a nice addition to Racine's airport, but it holds added significance for the city. It's the last permit for new commercial construction issued in Racine. The city has not attracted, or approved, a new construction project in 22 months.
That's not to say construction has ground to a halt. The city has seen new homes built and significant renovations completed since November 2008. But officials, Realtors and developers have not lured a new construction project to the city.
Here's the last seven new commercial construction projects in the city estimated values of over $1 million:
Here's the additional commercial permits issued by the city since 2005, including estimated value of the projects:
- Aug. 3, 2005 - 1813 Taylor Ave., Taylor Mart, 4,703-square-foot gas station, $150,000
- Aug. 8, 2005 - 1813 Taylor Ave., Uni-Pump Inc., 68x24 canopy, $25,000
- Aug. 27, 2005 - 2519 Northwestern Ave., Absolute Construction, 1,300-square-foot storage building, $55,000
- Jan. 25, 2006 - 2932 Northwestern Ave., State Permits Inc., 20x20 cold storage building, $10,000
- March 23, 2006 - 2000 Oakes Road, AW Oakes & Son, 9,975-square-foot cold storage building, $150,000
- March 23, 2006 - 2000 Oakes Road, AW Oakes & Son, 13,066-square-foot office building, $45,000
- June 7, 2006 - 6116 Regency West Drive, Catalyst Construction, strip mall, $570,000
- Aug. 22, 2006 - 915 Romayne Ave., Roosevelt School, temporary classrooms, $30,000
- Oct. 2, 2006 - 4 Gaslight Drive, New England Builder, Temporary Sales Trailer, $5,000
- April 13, 2007 - 3502 Rapids Drive, Bravo Realty, 2,100-square-foot gas station and store, $300,000
- May 17, 2007 - 2100 Douglas Ave., Oil Equipment Co., 3,600 square-foot gas station canopy, $23,000
- April 29, 2008 - 2805 S Green Bay Road, Schuh Construction, 1,738-square-foot Starbucks Coffee Shop - shell only, $375,000
- Sept. 29, 2008 - 3502 Rapids Drive, Uni-Pump Inc., 105x24 canopy, $40,000
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